After last year’s success, the Porcupine Health Unit, along with a variety of local partners, is once again hosting a local health fair. Each will feature a number of different booths and events. Like last year, we will again be offering the influenza vaccine to adults aged 65 years and older. Visit this page for details and updated schedules.
Don’t miss out on the health fair happening in your community.
Cochrane – Monday, October 29, 2018, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Transfiguration Church Hall. For more information, contact Karen Belair-Girard at 705-272-3394 ext. 4202.
Hearst – Monday, October 29, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Conseil des Arts de Hearst. For more information, contact Mireille Fortin-Ukrainetz at 705-362-4854 ext. 4115.
Hornepayne – Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 194. For more information, contact Natalie Vachon Ukrainetz at 807-868-2091 ext. 5222.
Iroquois Falls – Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Iroquois Falls Sports Complex. For more information, contact Terry Boucher at 705-258-2247 ext. 4315.
Kapuskasing – Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Centre régional de Loisirs culturels. For more information, contact Joanne Bennett at 705-335-6101 ext. 6202.
Smooth Rock Falls – Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Community Center. For more information, contact Valérie Ouellette at 705-338-2654 ext. 6325.
Timmins – Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Science Timmins (behind City Hall). For more information, contact Patrick Nowak at 705-267-1181 ext. 2369.
If you’re an older adult, you could be at risk for experiencing a fall. In Canada, 1 out of 3 adults over the age of 65 had a fall in the past year. Falls are dangerous and are responsible for the majority of serious injuries and loss of independence in older adults.
The Porcupine Health Unit is here to help you to stay active, stay independent, and stay on your feet.
Here are nine steps you can use to make sure you prevent a fall:
Come to the Porcupine Health Unit and pick up a free Stay on Your Feet kit or visit the North-East LHIN website.
The kit is free. Drop by any Porcupine Health Unit office to pick one up!
Stand Up! Is a program that is offered throughout the Cochrane district for older adults. It is a free exercise program that runs twice a week for 12 weeks with a trained facilitator.
Stand Up! has easy-to-do exercises that take place in group sessions and are able to be done at home.
In addition to the exercise classes, educational sessions occur once a week to give you tips on things like: identifying home hazards and choosing proper footwear.
Through the Stand Up! program, you can learn how to:
From Soup to Tomatoes is a home-based exercise class that happens online every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Ranging from strength-based programs to gentle armchair yoga, From Soup to Tomatoes has something you can do to increase flexibility, balance, and strength. It's also available on USB drives. For more information, check out http://www.fromsouptotomatoes.com/
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about exercise classes available in your area.